China wants to maintain friendship with Pakistan: envoy

  • Yao Jing says Beijing to assist Islamabad to increase foreign direct investment

ISLAMABAD: China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday said that China will assist Pakistan to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) to come out of prevailing issues.

Addressing a ceremony on the eve of China’s National Day celebrations held at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), he said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was for peace and regional development and connectivity.

He applauded the new government of Pakistan and said the CPEC project would be more enriched in this government, joint ventures would be made in mega projects. He said that China wants to maintain and safeguard the friendship with Pakistan and would never compromise on it.

Ambassador Yao Jing said that Pakistan and China both were on the same path, two brother and friend states have the decades-long cordial and historical bilateral relations, the friendship between the two countries was unbreakable.

He said that China would also work in the human resource sector, social-economic and poverty alleviation. He said the Sino-Pakistan cooperation in education was excellent, language was like a vehicle to understand each other and help in bridging the gap and assist to develop mutual understanding.

In his welcome address, NUML Rector Ziauddin Najam said that the Chinese brother and sisters were celebrating their national day but by implication, it’s “our national day.” He said that Pakistan and China have almost the same history, both the countries faced difficult times.

“China is a role model for us as China overcome all his issues and rise as a big nation,” he said, adding that China has rich cultural and civilization and on this very auspicious occasion, all the Pakistani nation felicitate their Chines brothers and sisters a very happy national day.

Faculty members from the Chinese Department and the Confucius Institute performed various Chinese traditional programmes. NUML Director General Muhammad Ibrahim, Chinese cultural counselor, faculty of Confucius Institute and the Chinese Department and students from various universities were also present on the occasion.